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Shih Lee

) #8,176 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
311 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3430
+1 212-867-0318
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good37%
  • Average35%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
24 Jul 2016
“Cater to Chinese Tour Groups, Not Locals”
18 Nov 2015
“What you see is what you get”
Closed Now
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
311 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3430
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I moved to the neighborhood early this year and tried this place one evening. The server was very friendly and nice. Food was good for the price. But that's all the good thing I can say about this place. The next few times we tried...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Decent Chinese food for a decent price. Eight bucks got me a huge plate of tasty noodles and picked pork and vegetables. Small very basic dining area, no frills. At least two tour buses of Chinese tourists arrived during my short lunch, that's the best...More

Thank brushjl
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I popped in for some quick dumplings and soup. The chicken rice soup had only that - pieces of chicken, white rice and broth (nothing else) and the dumplings were not as hot as I like them. The food was just okay -- I expected...More

Thank donnaontravel
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We enjoyed a quick and cheap lunch here. This is in the UN neighborhood and there are plenty of Chinese 'locals' in the restaurant. It's clean, cheap and tasty; what's not to like?

Thank 8069sa
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Just dont even bother going there horrible food, horrible taste, not even warm just terrible i cant stress how bad it is!!!

Thank Aimeegower
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We wanted an inexpensive Chinese restaurant close to our hotel and we found a good one. It isn't much to look at and they don't serve wine or beer. On the other hand they feature dishes that I have only seen in more expensive restaurants....More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

I order all the time from here. The food is great. It's not just a regular Chinese food spot in NYC, it has flavor, it is cooked correct. The best way to describe this place, is when you compare sit down Chinese to take out...More

Thank LawDog1020
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Staying around the corner at the UN hotel, we wanted a simple Chinese restaurant meal. Shih Lee was ideal. When we got there we were encouraged to see numbers of Chinese customers. The restaurant is plain and simple, with not a lot spent on decor,...More

Thank robert c
Reviewed 23 August 2013

It's your typical Chinese restaurant/take out. This restaurant happens to be located in close proximity to Grand Central terminal on E 45th Street. if you're familiar with G.C., you would exit the terminal at The Met Life Building/45th Street exit for the fastest route to...More

Thank QueenoftheHighways
Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

My mother took me to Shih Lee because it is in her neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, the broccoli was delicious, no MSG on request, brown rice available. I also felt good about the repeat customers and the feeling of care everyone...More

Thank PeacefulDrifter
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E 45th St, New York City, NY 10017-3430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-0318
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